Well, I've been getting a little flack from a particular someone about not having posted anything to my blog in a while, so here goes...
First, there has been knitting. I've jumped on the bandwagon and am knitting a pair Monkey socks. It took me four tries to find the "perfect" yarn. My first attempt was with Hill Country Yarns Alpaca Sock yarn in a warm cinnamon color. The yarn was yummy and so squishy soft, but the gauge was off and the sock was turning out to be ginormous! Then I tried a skein of Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock and that pooled like crazy. My third try was with a skein of Happy Cotton Sock Color but I didn't like the colorway I was using and frogged it. I finally settled on Hill Country Yarns Superfine Superwash sock yarn in the Aquarina colorway and I love it! No pooling! I'm actually quite a bit further than this pic and am already about halfway down the foot! I used a garter stitch short row heel and am not too sure whether I like the looks of it -- I'll post a pic as soon as it stops raining and I can step outside and take a nice sunny pic. I really love this pattern -- it's an 11 row lace pattern repeat that's actually quite easily memorized.
Also, Football Star Son and I attended his freshman college orientation. This was my view from my hotel window. Nice, eh? Yeah well, despite the view from the hotel window, the accommodations were by far better than the dorms that most of the other
suckers parents opted to stay in. Um, no thanks.
And while we were in the area, we decided to do a little sight-seeing and headed up to Gruene for dinner at the Gristmill River Restaurant, which is a restaurant "built in the remains of a brick boiler house that was originally constructed in 1878 as a part of a cotton gin powered by water from the Guadalupe River". Very cool. After dinner, there was shopping in the General Store of course, where I picked up some Cinnamon Honey-Butter and some Apricot Salsa!
Yes, I've been very busy knitting and traveling, but I have to be honest and tell you all the real reason I haven't had time to blog lately. It's Ravelry. Ravelry. The Ultimate Time Vaporizing Website. You know, when I first got my invite to Ravelry I swore I wouldn't blog about it until all other 7,000 (plus) of you got your invitations because I felt it was a little rude to do so. You know, kind of like being inside of a really jammin' night club screaming to all those standing in line outside waiting to get in about how much fun you're having. Just. Not. Right. But having said that, let me just say that it's wonderful, it is worth the wait, and it will totally rob you of entire weekends without a moment's notice, so be warned.
And finally, as if I'm not busy enough, I decided today that I'm going to fly to Chicago in August to attend Stitches Midwest! I'm so excited I can hardly stand it! Let me know if any of you are going and maybe we can meet up!
Okay, my Monkeys are call me!